Class Description

Open Draw is back! This class is open to all levels.

In these times, even artists are being challenged by circumstances. While drawing from life is still a valuable practice, access to live models is increasingly limited. But we don’t need to fall out of practice! More necessary than ever, one of the tools at our disposal is the use of photographic reference. Each week will focus on a different element of figure drawing – full figure, portrait, hands, and costumed figure – through the use of photos, culminating in a single long pose that brings each of these parts together.

The course will open with an introduction on how to utilize photo reference by understanding how our eyes see a subject vs. how the camera sees it, and how to see our reference as if it were right in front of us. Thereafter, in the spirit of Harwood’s open drawing sessions pre-pandemic, students will be provided with timed poses in the form of photos from which they are free to draw as they wish. Instruction and critique will be available from the moderator through a Zoom Breakout session for anyone who is interested.

See you in the studio!

Class Dates

All meetings will be synchronous via Zoom. You must preregister>.

  • Tues.3/2/21, 7-8:30pm MST
  • Tues. 3/9/21, 7-8:30pm MST
  • Tues. 3/16/21, 7-8:30pm MDT
  • Tues. 3/23/21, 7-8:30pm MDT

Materials List

There are no required materials for this class. Participants are invited to use any materials and work in whatever medium they wish.

About the Teaching Artist

Jeremy Dellarosa is originally from Los Angeles, California, and now lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jeremy attended both Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California as well as the University of New Mexico, and has worked as both a fine artist and an illustrator for theater, magazines and personal commissions. Typically working primarily in oil and graphite, and Jeremy is quickly expanding into watercolor and digital work. In love with the craft of visual media and its use in the service of storytelling, Jeremy looks forward to sharing  knowledge and experience with others looking to learn!

Teaching Artist’s Website>

Pay What You Can?

In the past, we’ve offered Art School as tuition-based programming ranging from $30-$260 depending on the class and were able to use this funding in part to support our free community-based programming. We’re fortunate this year to have grant funding from New Mexico Arts and the City of Albuquerque to support paying our teaching artists to develop classes for our Art School program so we have opted to offer our classes to you following a pay-what-you-can. Attendees have been contributing between $5 and $150 for our classes. Anything that you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated and will be used to support Harwood’s programming which is all currently being offered to the community either for free or pay-what-you-can.

Register Now ↓

You can register using the form below or by visiting the EventBrite page for this class.